In business image is everything especially since statistics say that people judge us on what they see within the first 3 seconds of meeting you. As an entrepreneur in today’s noisy online world that doesn’t leave you with much time to pull it together. Like it or not your appearance has a lot to do with how people treat you. So I tell the female entrepreneurs that I work with “If you want to be treated like an expert we’ve got to get you looking like one”.

Adding accessories to a look is a quick and easy way to take a basic outfit to a level that speaks for you and your brand. Here’s 5 tips on how to use accessories to take you look from drab to fab in an instant.

Shoes ~ The right pair of shoes can totally take your look up a notch. Especially if you go with a monochromatic look and use your shoes to be the pop of color or the bold print in your look. Either have a simply look where your shoe is the statement piece or a fierce look and use your shoe to be the neutral!

Necklaces ~ A necklace can literally make or break your look. I teach my clients about the perfect length for their body shape. I truly believe that some looks are not complete without the right necklace to adorn it! However, some looks do not need one at all. The key is to use it as your accent piece. If your look has a simple collar 9 times out of 10 it needs a fab necklace to take it up a notch!

Hats ~ No hats are not just for keeping you warm LOL. Hats are truly timeless. Even though there’s usually a specific style of hat that’s on trend more than likely any hat you purchase can be used year after year as long as it’s in good shape and still speaks to who you are. Allow your hat to complete the story your look is telling for the day.

Sunglasses ~ Sunglasses say a lot about your style. The shapes and colors of the frames you choose speak to a women’s personality; glamorous, classic, fierce, all of these things can be said without saying a word. When choosing your frames make sure it fits your face shape correctly and tells people who you are.

Handbags ~ A handbag is another accessory that truly speaks for who you are and where your brand is. Much like a pair of shoes when purchasing a handbag think quality over quantity. A good quality handbag will last you for years, so it’s worth the investment. When purchasing your quality handbags be sure to get a neutral that can be worn with almost anything in your closet. Or purchase a color that truly speaks to who you are and will flow with your overall wardrobe.

For more awesome styling tips on how to keep your style on brand and visually connecting with your ideal client follow me on Instagram @ShariceStyles or visit my website

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